This year our Year 11 Legal Studies students are engaged in the Mock Trial competition run by the New South Wales Law Society.
Trials can be criminal or civil and schools are assigned either prosecution/plaintiff or defence roles. The game mimics a court where students play the roles of barristers, witnesses, solicitor and magistrate’s clerk or court officer, and argue their case against another school in front of a barrister. The competition challenges students in their understanding of the court system and the given law, the preparation of a case, building a logical argument, critical thinking and their own confidence.
Mrs Marilyn Cole, SGCS Mock Law Coordinator and Coach said:
“It is a very steep learning curve! After losing the first round the team was very excited when they won the case and won the game against Ascham this week. We are still learning and looking forward to the next trial.”